This 7-day private tour provides a memorable nature and wildlife experience with some adventure activities like whitewater rafting, trekking and birdwatching. You will explore 3 little mountain villages that provides enormous nature experiences with wonderful photogenic opportunities during this tour. If you want to do an off the beaten track tour and explore the countryside of Sri Lanka, this is an ideal tour for you.
You will be picked up by your very own chauffeur guide from Airport or your beach hotel and transferred to Kithulgala. On arrival in the hotel, spend the day at leisure relaxing and enjoying the hotel facilities. Spend overnight at Borderlands Campsite. Your stay is on Half Board basis.
After breakfast, you will experience white-water rafting in Kelani river. Whitewater rafting in Kelani river does not require a higher degree of rafting skills or swimming experience. This thrilling adventure ride is suitable even for the people who are experimenting it for the first time as the rapids of Kalani River are graded with 2 and 3. Thereafter, you will enjoy bird watching and trekking in Kithulgala. Kitulgala forest reserve is the ideal rain forest habitat to spot most of the lowland endemic species of birds including the Green-bill Coucal, Chestnut-backed Owlet, Red-faced Mal koha, Sri Lanka Spot-winged Thrush, Grey Hornbill, Sri Lanka Spur fowl, Ceylon Jungle fowl and Yellow-fronted Barbet. The newly discovered Serendib Scoops Owl was also first heard in this forest. Mammal species found here include the Grizzled Indian Squirrel, Layard’s Striped Squirrel and the Purple-faced Leaf Monkey. The streams hold endemic fish and many species of amphibians. Insect repellent and anti-leech socks are useful when you are entering the forest. Spend overnight at Borderlands Campsite. Your stay is on Half Board basis.
Make a pre-dawn start with a packed breakfast to Horton Plains National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and take a guided walk along the nature trails to a viewpoint known as World’s End. A variety of wildlife including endemic Rhino-horned and Hump-nosed Lizards, highland bird species including the Sri Lanka White-eye, Dull-blue Flycatcher, Sri Lanka Bush Warbler, Yellow-eared Bulbul may be encountered. Also, keep your eye out for troops of Bear Monkey, and Sambar (Sri Lanka’s largest species of deer) which are regularly seen on the plains close to the entrance After completing the trekking, you will be transferred to your hotel in Ella (Approx. 2 hrs. drive). Spend overnight at 98 Acres Resort & Spa. Your stay is on Half Board basis.
Today after breakfast you will explore the three most famous and iconic attractions in Ella on this private guided tour. During your day, you will get the experience of Ella gap form the top of both Ella rock and Little Adams peak & visit 9 Arch Bridge, one of the iconic bridges in Sri Lanka. Ella is a famous mountain village & a paradise of hills with stunning views. The view of Ella gap is the main attraction which can be best witnessed from the top of Ella Rock or Little Adams peak. This easygoing walk through tea plantations to temples, waterfalls and viewpoints will tell you all about the natural beauty of Ella. Spend overnight at 98 Acres Resort & Spa. Your stay is on Half Board basis.
After breakfast, you will be driven to start a memorable trekking tour to Bambarakanda Waterfalls. This exciting trekking tour brings you to the highest waterfall of Sri Lanka passing through some small mountain villages and valleys. Bambarakanda is the highest waterfall in Sri Lanka with a sheer drop of a 263 meters. The area around Bambarakanda is rich with scenic beauty, rugged terrain,waterfalls, tea fields and cool climate making it an attractive destination for nature lovers. This is not a wide waterfall but drops as a thin line from a rocky outcrop. After the trekking, you will be transferred to your hotel in Belihuloya (Approx. 1 hr. drive). Spend overnight at Tree House Chalets. Your stay is on Half Board basis.
Today after breakfast, you will experience a trekking tour in Belihuloya. Discover the nature paradise of Belihuloya that offers enormous nature experiences with wonderful photogenic opportunities. This tour will give you a memorable experience in this remote village where you can explore much more than a simple nature lover can experience. You will get to see rice fields, bean and tomato fields and how the farming is done in conventional ways such as conventional water management, planting rice each plant by hand, or harvesting, preparing the fields for next cultivation etc. Also, you may see wildlife such as mongoose, monkeys, chameleons, cows, bird’s butterflies and sometimes even hawks hanging around the hotel and the vicinity. After completing the trekking, you will be driven to Colombo (Approx. 4 hrs. drive). Spend overnight at Mandarina Hotel. Your stay is on Half Board basis.
After breakfast, you will be driven to Airport for the departure.